The votes have been cast are the results weighed, for the 2016 Participatory Budgeting. Last year we saw the Budget bringing us a dog par along with many playground upgrades, and this year it would seem to have gone to 3 quite different causes.  The winning Participatory Budgeting projects are: 1. New Water Fountains in…

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For some Astorians, projects like the soon to be dog park can be seen as a waste of funds which can be allocated to more community based areas. In fact, there have been plenty of projects which the Participatory Budget has had voted in that end up getting quite a backlash by a vocal part…

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